Research Update: An Autism Connection

Building on their prior work, a team of neuroscientists at Caltech now report that rare patients who are missing connections between the left and right sides of their brain show a strikingly high incidence of autism. The study is the first to show a link between the two disorders.

Antennae Help Flies "Cruise" In Gusty Winds

Caltech researchers uncover a mechanism for how fruit flies regulate their flight speed, using both vision and wind-sensing information from their antennae.

Caltech Physicists Win Sloan Research Fellowships

Three Caltech assistant professors are among the 126 early-career scientists awarded 2014 Sloan Research Fellowships by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Caltech Joins Alliance to Boost Minority Representation in STEM Fields

Caltech is one of four California universities that have founded a new consortium—the California Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate—to support underrepresented minority graduate students in the fields of mathematics, the physical sciences, computer science, and engineering.

Moneyball Comes to Caltech

The new course, The Theory and Practice of Moneyball, is taught by Caltech professor of political science and dean of undergraduate students Rod Kiewiet, and Fred Claire, former general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers and current sports consultant and educator.

Theodor Agapie Wins Presidential Early Career Award

Theodor Agapie, assistant professor of chemistry at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), is a 2014 recipient of a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Agapie will receive the award from President Barack Obama at a ceremony in the nation's capital later this year.

John H. Schwarz Wins the Fundamental Physics Prize

John H. Schwarz, the Harold Brown Professor of Theoretical Physics at Caltech, and Michael B. Green of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize.

Caltech Cell Biologist Wins $3 Million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

Alexander Varshavsky was honored for "his discovery of the critical molecular determinants and biological functions of intracellular protein degradation," according to the award citation.

Stone Receives NASA Award on National Television

Edward C. Stone was awarded a NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, presented by television personality Stephen Colbert on the December 3 broadcast of The Colbert Report.

John H. Schwarz Wins Physics Frontiers Prize

Schwarz and Michael B. Green of the University of Cambridge were honored for developing superstring theory during their collaboration between 1979 and 1986. The prize comes with a $300,000 award and eligibility for the 2014 Fundamental Physics Prize, which, at $3 million, is one of the largest academic prizes in the world.


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